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KC Chiefs Player

Kills GF, Self

12/1/2012 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-jovan_belcher_getty-1Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend early this morning, then drove to the team facility and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, this according to the Kansas City Police Department. 

Police Capt. David Lindaman says that Belcher and his girlfriend -- who had just given birth to the couple's child three months earlier -- began arguing around 7:00 AM local time.

Lindaman says Belcher shot the woman multiple times and she was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police say Belcher left the scene and drove to the stadium where he was confronted by team personnel, including GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. According to police, they tried to keep Belcher from committing additional acts of violence.

Just as police arrived on the scene, they heard a gunshot and discovered Belcher had shot himself in the head. Cops say before firing the shot, Belcher thanked Pioli and Crennel for all they had done for him.

The coaches told police they never felt as if they were in danger.

Belcher had been with the Chiefs for four seasons after being undrafted out of the University of Maine.

The Chiefs host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow and the game will be going forward as planned. A team spokesman says Crennel plans to coach.

Kansas City Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt released a statement saying, "The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted."

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~ ThE sHiELd ~    

U R wrong, really, really.... There the 2 fatalities. Not 5 team members! It was his gfriend

602 days ago
17.

Habib    

Here is the address find out how lives there The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near East 54th Terrace and Crysler Avenue. The second shooting was reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the Arrowhead facility.

602 days ago
18.

Rotter    

'Roid rage??

602 days ago
19.

suckafoochick13    

Is this the only way for the Chiefs to make the news?

602 days ago
20.

the voice    

If you feel it's necessary to have a two step plan, kill someone then kill yourself please just skip the first step.

602 days ago
21.

really! really?    

I really hope it's wrong. I didn't realize that Wiki doesn't check info before random people edit/ add details when I copied and pasted their story. Two lost lives are tragic enough.

602 days ago
22.

kp    

I feel horrible for both families as we head into the holiday season. Sad day.

602 days ago
23.

~ ThE sHiELd ~    

Don't jump 2 conclusions.... Paparazzi boy. Lol.

602 days ago
24.

Felishad1968    

I just don't understand why this is an option. Just pack up and leave, or tell me you are considering killing me and I promise I will pack up and leave. Swiftly!! I understand that they just had a baby in September....how horrible...

602 days ago
25.

탑 TOP    

wow didn't they have a baby a few weeks ago

602 days ago
26.

Hot Chocolate    

I'm very eager to learn the developments. This issue if true is a great problem in modern times. There is a lot of love and emotional sickness. People who are co dependent and controllers vs. mutual empowerment.

Every athlete and Celebrity is not prepared for all the problems that come as a result of success and accomplishment in the public eye. They sometimes blame the industry for turning their lives into what it becomes, Its tough, Everyone is not emotionally equipped for the entrappings nor to deal with resolving them. Wish I could have talked to him.

Love is a very powerful natural drug.

Everyone who ends up together is not in love for the right reasons or because they are suppose to be together.

Finding a safe place and safe person to love is very difficult in modern culture and most people don't fair too well being alone.

A lot of athletes and celebrities struggle with love.

Remember Steve McNair, Ray Carruth, Fred Lane etc.

602 days ago
27.

gbpackergirl1974    

I live here in KC, and the news is reporting that she is still alive and in critical condition.

602 days ago
28.

Zimba    

Report: Belcher identified in murder-suicide: CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms Saturday morning that Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has been identified as the player who shot and killed his girlfriend at a residence and then drove to the Kansas City team facility and committed suicide. There are reports that he did so in front of teammates and coaches.
(Updated 12/1/12)

INJURY REPORT
No information available at this time (Updated 12/1/12).

FANTASY ANALYSIS
This is a bizarre and tragic incident and there are plenty of details still left out. The Chiefs play Carolina Week 13 on Sunday and will do so with a very heavy heart. Belcher was just 25 years old out of West Babylon, N.Y. He attended Maine for college and was a four-year NFL veteran. He had 38 tackles on the year for the Chiefs.
(Updated 12/1/12).

602 days ago
29.

D-INCARNATION    

I'm going to go with the black guy for two hundred...

602 days ago
30.

ashley    

Good riddance COWARD!!! Why feel bad for him, he took another life, probably one of those jealous boyfriends or a woman beater! If you want to OFF yourself, that's on you, but to take someone else with you is a POS!
YO Rihanna, might wanna pay attention!

602 days ago
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